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Nova Scotia man arrested for drunk driving

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday July 25, 2013.

A man from Nova Scotia was arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way on a one-way street and being intoxicated. The man faces drunk driving charges after he allegedly hit four cars. The accident occurred in the Victoria and Erie area at approximately 4:30 p.m. Another individual was driving behind a driver who he suspected of being impaired. According to the witness, the man was driving on sidewalks, driving the wrong way...
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Social Media and Identification Evidence: A New Pathway to Wrongful Conviction

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Thursday July 25, 2013.

With the proliferation of social media, be it Instagram or Facebook, and with the police increasing the use of social media and television when searching for a suspect, there is an enhanced risk that an eyewitness identification, in particular an eyewitness in-dock identification, may be unreliable or tainted. So in this digital age, where people share, post and re-post, photos and news items across the internet, and where people frequently...
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Toronto rejects idea of injection site

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Thursday July 18, 2013.

Even though Toronto's board of health publicly endorsed supervised injection sites, the province said that it is not interested, according to the health minister. In 2011, Insite won a case in the Supreme Court, making it Canada's only sanctioned supervised injection site. Public sentiment was that the victory would lead to similar models throughout Canada, but this did not come into fruition. The idea behind supervised injection sites is to...
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Ontario woman charged with sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Thursday July 18, 2013.

A woman in Barrie who is living with HIV is in the process of being tried for having sex with three different men without informing them of her HIV status. She has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, which is a serious offence in the Criminal Code that holds a potential for several years in prison and a lifetime designation as a sex offender. However, the woman's case brings up several...
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RCMP searching for drug trafficking suspects

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Tuesday July 09, 2013.

RCMP is searching for clues after drugs were found in an Ontario airport restroom. RCMP suspects that a drug trafficking ring is behind the find that Canada Border Services Agency officers discovered in Mississauga. The border services officers observed packages that they thought were suspicious while they were at Terminal 3. The packages were in the CBSA Primary Inspection Hall men's restroom at Pearson International Airport on June 17. There was an...
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Ontario man beats DUI charge

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Tuesday July 09, 2013.

A man from Ontario got out of a criminal conviction due to his acid reflux. The man was charged with driving under the influence in relation to an incident on August 20, 2010 in Mono. The man was stopped as part of a RIDE program at the time. Police accused the man of having more alcohol in his system than the legal limit permitted. The man admitted that he had three glasses...
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Man apprehended after manhunt

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Monday July 08, 2013.

A woman and girl reported that they were attacked in Toronto by a man who held them up at knife point. The woman and the girl both said that they were victims of sexual assault. The woman who made the report is in her 20s. The attack occurred in her residence near Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East. She said that the man forced his way into her home and then...
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Ottawa drug bust results in 3 taken into custody

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Monday July 08, 2013.

The Ottawa Police Tactical Unit conducted a search at the 1500 block of Riverside Drive in Ottawa pursuant to a search warrant on June 26. The search resulted in three people being taken into custody, and they are facing charges related to illegal narcotics. The investigation began in May 2013, when the Ottawa Police Street Crime Unit was looking into the sale of drugs in the eastern part of the city....
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CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger